Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy; yet, compoundings presence in the pharmacy profession has changed over the years.
Within the last two decades, though, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs. At ICP, our compounding pharmacists are meeting the needs of peri-menopausal and menopausal women and men (Andropause) by use of Bio-Identical (Natural) Hormones. These hormones are appealing to patients because they help to mend a hormonal imbalance with hormones that are identical to those produced in the human body.
Our compounding pharmacist can tailor a hormone regimen, which mimics what a females body has been doing for the past 50 years or so. All women are not the same; therefore, our compounding pharmacist can add value by preparing the medication to fit the patient with the appropriate dosage strength and form.
For male patients, supplementation of the basic hormone testosterone has show to be an effective treatment for most men experiencing Andropause.
The compounding pharmacist, working in triad with the patient and her physician, can start and maintain bio-identical hormone replacement.
Hormones can be placed in a variety of dosage forms including: Capsules; Topical creams, Suppositories and Sublingual Trochees or Lozenges.
As the patient works with her physician and compounding pharmacist, she/he can choose the dosage route and strength that is most beneficial and pleasing to her/him.
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